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Ode To Billie
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interesting country song written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry.
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Ode To Billie Joe Written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry
G Dm G It was the third of June another sleepy dusty Delta day Dm G I was out chopping cotton and my brother was a bailing hay C At dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat G Dm G And mama hollered at the backdoor y'all remember to wipe your feet C She said I got some news this morning from Choctaw Ridge G F7 G Today Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge
Dm G Papa said to mama as she passed around the black eyed peas Dm G Billie Joe never had a lick of sense pass the biscuits please C There's five more acres in the lower forty I got to plow G Dm G And mama said it was a shame about Billie Joe anyhow C It seems like nothing ever comes to no good upon Choctaw Ridge G F7 G And now Billie Joe McAllister’s jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge
Dm G Brother said he recollected when he and Tom and Billie Joe Dm G Put a frog down my back at the Carroll County picture show C And wasn't I talking to him after church last Sunday night G Dm G I'll have another piece of apple pie you know it don't seem right C I saw him at the sawmill yesterday on Choctaw Ridge G F7 G And now you tell me Billie Joe's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge
Dm G Mama said to me child what's happened to your appetite Dm G I've been cooking all morning and you haven't touched a single bite C That nice young preacher Brother Taylor dropped by today G Dm G Said he'd be pleased to have dinner on Sunday oh by the way C He said he saw a girl that's looked a lot like you upon Choctaw Ridge G F7 G And she and Billie Joe was throwing something off the Tallahatchie Bridge
Dm G One year has come and gone since we heard the news about Billie Joe Dm G Brother married Becky Thompson and they bought a store in Tupelo C There was a virus going round and papa caught it and he died last spring G Dm G And now mama doesn't seem to want to do much of anything C And me I spent a lot of time picking flowers upon Choctaw Ridge G F7 G And dropped them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge
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